Review of the stalked barnacle genus Koleolepas (Cirripedia: Thoracica: Koleolepadidae), with new records from Australian waters

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ABSTRACT – The stalked barnacle family Koleolepadidae is found exclusively in association with hermit crabs (Dardanus spp.) carrying sea anemones (Calliactis spp.). New records of Koleolepas avis and K. willeyi are herein reported, respectively, from near Ningaloo, Western Australia, and Christmas Island, an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean. Previously these species were known only from the East China Sea and southern Japan (K. avis), and the Loyalty Islands (K. willeyi). Both species are redescribed and figured. Type material of K. tinkeri and K. willeyi were examined and K. tinkeri is considered a junior subjective synonym of K. willeyi.

Author(s) Andrew M. Hosie
Records 29 : Part 1
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